Alexander Jason, a free-lance senior crime scene analyst from California who was hired by attorneys representing Detectives Michael Oliver, Gescard Isnora and Marc Cooper, showed Queens Supreme Court Justice Arthur Cooperman the results of several types of tests he undertook to recreate the shooting that occurred outside a Jamaica strip club.Jason produced images of a window that was shot by a police handgun in the same angle and distance as Isnora would have fired and said the "blowback" of shattered glass from a gunshot could have confusedhis nearby partners as to who opened fire."Glass is projected in the direction of the bullet but also backwards towards the shooter," he testified Monday.On Nov. 25, 2006, Oliver, Isnora, Cooper and two partners, Detective Paul Headley and Officer Michael Carey, fired 50 shots at Bell's sedan, killing the bridegroom and injuring his two friends, Joseph Guzman and Trent Benefield, because they thought one of them had a gun and was going to use it in an argument. No gun was ever found.Bell, 23, and his friends were celebrating his bachelor party at the Kalua Cabaret, which was being investigated by police for suspected drug and prostitution operations. The strip club lost its state liquor license Friday, according to the New York State Liquor Authority.In March 2007, Oliver, who fired 31 shots and reloaded, and Isnora, who fired first and shot 11 times, were indicted on manslaughter and reckless endangerment charges. Cooper, who fired four times, was charged with reckless endangerment. Carey, who shot three times, and Headley, who fired once, were not indicted.P
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